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The first update of National League voting totals for the 2014 MLB All-Star Game, announced today by Major League Baseball, includes five Brewers among the leaders at their respective positions.
Aramis Ramirez ranks second among National League third basemen with 282,843 votes, trailing only Colorado’s Nolan Arenado (318,111 votes). Ryan Braun is third among National League outfielders (446,780 votes) and Carlos Gomez ranks sixth in the outfield (370,630 votes). Colorado’s Charlie Blackmon (549,394 votes) and Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen (467,378 votes) are the leading vote-getters among NL outfielders.
Catcher Jonathan Lucroy is fourth among NL catchers with 236,935 votes and Jean Segura is currently fifth at shortstop with 202,597 votes.
Brewers fans have the well-earned reputation for filling the ballot boxes with All-Star votes for Milwaukee Brewers players year in and year out. With at least one Brewers player elected to start in five of the last seven All-Star Games since 2007, Milwaukee fans demonstrated that it doesn’t take the largest market to be heard as they voted for their favorite Brewers in almost unheard of numbers.
This season, eight Brewers players are featured on the ballot for the 85th Major League Baseball All-Star Game to be held on Tuesday, July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis. Brewers fans will again have the opportunity to show their overwhelming fan support by helping decide which players will be named to the Midsummer Classic through the 2014 MLB In-Stadium All-Star Balloting Program and the 2014 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot.
Brewers players on this year’s All-Star ballot include C Jonathan Lucroy, 1B Mark Reynolds, 2B Rickie Weeks, 3B Aramis Ramirez, SS Jean Segura, OF Ryan Braun, OF Carlos Gomez and OF Khris Davis.
At Brewers.com, all fans voting 21 or more times for their favorite Brewers will be entered into a drawing to win a prize package that includes: four Field Box tickets to a mutually agreed-upon game, an opportunity to go down Bernie’s slide (restrictions apply), an opportunity to watch batting practice that day from the field and a meet and greet with five-time All-Star Ryan Braun. There is a maximum of 25 votes per email address. More information and rules may be found at Brewers.com. Additionally, fans voting online will be eligible to purchase Field Outfield and Club Outfield seats for select Brewers games at a savings of up to 50% (details available after voting at Brewers.com).
Those visiting Miller Park are encouraged to vote early and often via paper ballot at the All-Star Polling District, set up during Brewers home games along the first base concourse. In-park balloting at Miller Park continues through Friday, June 15, comprising 23 home dates. The Vote Brewers! campaign features event staff decked out at home games in promotional t-shirts, and signage along the Miller Park fascia and behind the plate. In addition, media partners FOX Sports Wisconsin and Newsradio 620 WTMJ will be promoting the initiative on broadcasts, and the World Famous Klement’s Racing Sausages will help distribute voting information around the city. There will also be voting parties staged during the balloting period.
With every 10 ballots turned in to the All-Star Polling District, fans will receive one raffle ticket that will enter them in a drawing for the opportunity to win a collector’s item daily, ranging from game-used memorabilia to player autographs. A drawing will be held during every home game through June 15 and the winning ticket will be announced during the game. Rules will be available at the Polling District.
Last season, Gomez and Segura represented the Brewers at the Midsummer Classic. Ryan Braun narrowly missed being elected a starter for the 2012 MLB All-Star Game after finishing fourth in voting among National League outfielders to Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers by just over 100,000 votes. Braun was later named a starter to replace the injured Kemp.
In 2011, Braun led National League outfielders in voting for the fourth straight season and led all NL players in voting for the first time (5,928,004). He is the only Brewers player to ever be elected to start in four consecutive All-Star Games (did not play in 2011 due to injury). Rickie Weeks was selected to his first All-Star Game as the NL’s starting second baseman and Prince Fielder started and made his third All-Star appearance in 2011. In 2010, Braun and Corey Hart started for the Brewers (Hart was named as a starter after an injury to Atlanta’s Jason Heyward).
In 2009, Braun and Fielder joined Trevor Hoffman as All-Stars. In addition to Braun in 2008, Hart was named that year to the National League All-Star team via the Monster All-Star Final Vote. In 2007, Fielder received the second-most votes in the National League en route to his first career All-Star team, becoming the first Brewers player to be voted to the All-Star Game since Paul Molitor was selected at third base in 1988. A complete list of All-Stars in franchise history can be found on page 285 of the 2014 Brewers media guide.
Both the National League and American League teams will have eight fan-elected starters. The pitchers and reserves for both will be determined through a combination of “Player Ballot” choices and selections made by the two All-Star managers.
Fans can #VOTEBREWERS online at Brewers.com through Thursday, July 3 at 10:59pm CT.
-John and Cait
Next Friday, April 11, after the Brewers vs. Pirates broadcast, FOX Sports Wisconsin is set to air its first of three specials related to Brewers Baseball and the Dominican Republic which were filmed last November.
The first episode is a special on Jean Segura, who is from San Juan de la Maguana in the Dominican Republic.
The Brewers All-Star shortstop grew up in a poor neighborhood, in a small house that was home to as many as 10 people. In the program, Segura will take us through his childhood, when he helped his grandmother make candy that was sold to help feed the family, and baseball was played in a pasture with a home-made ball and a tree limb for a bat.
With a dream to play professionally, and rescue his family from a life of poverty, Segura quit school and devoted himself to baseball. As a teenager he overcame homesickness, the language barrier and a broken leg to succeed in the United States, becoming an All-Star in his first full season with the Club.
Episode two, which is slated to debut on May 14, will feature Carlos Gomez, who is from Santiago de los Caballeros in the Dominican Republic.
Episode three, slated to debut sometime in June, will feature the Brewers Dominican Academy.
Get Your 2014 Brewers Specialty Player Tees; Plus, Save with the Brand New “Moon Shot” Markdown Promotion!
Expand your collection of Brewers player tees by purchasing any of our new 2014 specialty designs, exclusive to Miller Park!
Choose from styles featuring:
and Bob Uecker!
These specialty player tees are exclusive to Miller Park and are available in men’s sizes SM-XXL (sorry, no women’s or youth tees in these styles).
Both regular and specialty player tees retail for $32 each at the Brewers Team Stores at Miller Park, but fans may find the prices reduced as part of the brand new Moon Shot Markdown promotion.
The Moonshot Markdown promotion replaces the Walk-0ff Wednesdays promotion we’ve had in the past, giving fans more opportunities for greater savings.
With the Moon Shot Markdown, during each home game at Miller Park, each time a Brewers player hits a home run, fans are eligible to receive $5 off that player’s name and number tee (including the specialty tees shown here–sorry, guys, doesn’t look like the Uecker tee will be included).
So for example, if Jonathan Lucroy hits a home run, his t-shirt goes from $32 to $27… if he hits two dingers in the game, you’re down to $22 and so on and so forth.
Just another thing to look forward to this season at Miller Park, but you might want to snap up one of these player tees before the season starts as I’m sure they’ll fly off the shelves faster than a Go Go moon shot flies out of Miller Park!
Can’t make it out to Miller Park anytime soon? Never fear–there’s also a large selection of player tees available on brewers.com. (Note: Product purchased online does not qualify for Moon Shot Markdown.)
This just in: Majestic player name and number tees featuring the Brewers newest acquisition, pitcher Matt Garza.
These t-shirts are currently available at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic at Miller Park.
If you’ll notice, the Majestic player name and number tees have been updated for 2014. Look closely and you’ll see that the lettering/numbering on the front and back has a real “jersey” look and feel to it:
This new style of the tees was available beginning at Brewers On Deck; the Team Store currently has players such as Ryan Braun, Khris Davis, Carlos Gomez, Jonathan Lucroy and Jean Segura in stock with new additions (such as Garza, which came today) arriving over the next few weeks leading up to Opening Day.
Today, we announced a change to the 2014 promotional schedule: a Scooter Gennett Bobblehead will be distributed to all fans on Sunday, June 29. This collectible replaces the previously scheduled bobblehead of Norichika Aoki, who was traded to the Kansas City Royals.
Eight All-Fan Bobblehead Dates, plus 6 All-Fan T-Shirt dates, are scheduled at Miller Park this season, completing the #Brewers14in14 All-Fan Giveaway schedule. The bobbles slated for 2014 are as follows:
Sunday, April 27 Carlos Gomez Bobblehead
Sunday, May 11 Kyle Lohse Bobblehead
Sunday, June 15 Vintage Brewer Bobblehead
Sunday, June 29 Scooter Gennett Bobblehead
Sunday, July 27 Fan Vote Bobblehead (details to come!)
Sunday, August 10 Klement’s Famous Racing Sausage Chorizo Bobble
Sunday, August 24 Jean Segura Bobblehead
Sunday, September 14 Robin Yount Bobblehead
For additional information regarding this year’s Milwaukee Brewers All-Fan Giveaways, click here.
A complete promotional schedule for the 2014 season will be announced at a later date.
-John and Cait
This week, we’re unveiling the #Brewers14in14… 14 All-Fan Giveaways during the 2014 season!
The seventh bobblehead of the 2014 season will come on the last home game in August, Sunday, August 24, as the Brewers take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. The bobble will feature Brewers infielder Jean Segura!
This will be the first Brewers bobblehead featuring Jean Segura.
If you don’t win, don’t worry. Individual tickets will go on sale in spring. However, if you’d like to secure your tickets for this game early, the Segura bobblehead is included in the following ticket packages which are on sale now:
Be sure to check back in the coming months as we also unveil the image of the actual bobblehead when we get it!
Stay tuned to the blog, our social channels and brewers.com/allfans all week as we unveil more of the #Brewers14in14!
-John and Cait
This weekend marks the third and final Brewers Community Foundation’s Drive for Charity of the year with a winter accessories drive during the Brewers series against the Los Angeles Angels.
Fans attending the games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday are invited to bring new or gently-used winter wear (hats, scarves, mittens and gloves) to donate. Each fan that donates will receive a collectible Brewers player pin–this weekend’s pin is of Jean Segura. Fans should drop off their items from the time the gates open through the second inning of each of the games this weekend.
All-Star SS Jean Segura will sign autographs at the Brewers Team Store by Majestic this afternoon from 1-2 p.m. CT.
Signing courtesy of Majestic Athletic. One autograph per person. First come, first served. Sorry, no photographs.
Please note the Kyle Lohse autograph session will be rescheduled to a later date.
To thank Brewers fans for their support during this year’s #VoteBrewers campaign, today we sat down with All-Star Carlos Gomez the day after his game-winning catch to answer your questions which were submitted across various social media platforms as part of our #AskTheAllStars Twitter Q&A.
Did Carlos answer your question? Too find out, read the transcript/watch his video responses by clicking the image below:
Please note that we had also intended to ask Jean Segura your questions as well, but we weren’t able to get to that today–don’t worry, we’ve saved them all and we’ll make sure we get as many answered as we can prior to you tuning in to catch Jean, Carlos and the rest of baseball’s best in the MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 16 on FOX!
-John & Cait
To thank Brewers fans for their support during this year’s #VoteBrewers campaign, tomorrow afternoon Brewers All-Stars Jean Segura and Carlos Gomez will answer your questions across our social media platforms, a week before they are set to play in the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field in New York.
Here’s how you can participate:
Submit your questions by 10am CT tomorrow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & Google Plus using the hashtag #AskTheAllStars. (You can post your questions in the comments field below, too!)
Afterwards, we’ll post a transcript of everything here and across our channels as a recap. Then, make sure you tune in to catch Jean, Carlos and the rest of baseball’s best in the MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 16 on FOX!
-John & Cait